How to Wish Merry Christmas in 120 Different Languages

As soon as winter arrives, people start their preparations for Christmas and New Year celebrations. This is the time to cheer and celebrate. These occasions come in the Winter holidays so people from all around the world celebrate it with religious and enthusiastic fervor. For the Christian community, Christmas is the anniversary of Jesus’s birth. Christians celebrate it according to their different religious sects and traditions. They decorate their homes with Christmas trees and ornament them with lights. Also, they prepare special foods and invite their friends and family to the feast. It is considered one of the expensive festivals because people exchange expensive gifts with each other. It is celebrated on the 25th of Dec.

Amazing Facts About Christmas

Let’s have a look at amazing facts about Christmas.

Global Celebrations

It is a cultural and traditional occasion and its celebration started in the 4th century A.D on the global level. People from all around the globe exchange Christmas greetings in different languages.

True Essence of Christmas

Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December, which is the birthday of Jesus according to the Christian community. This day was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church.

Greeting as Xmas

Some people greet Christmas as Merry Xmas. Do you know what it means? The X denotes Christ according to the ancient Greek language.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees were included in the occasion’s festivities from the 16th century. At present, you can see yule trees that are decorated with nuts and fruits.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus is an important character that is considered a symbol of Christmas. He was a Bishop who loved the children and gave them presents secretly.

Do You Know? 

1. The Americans made Christmas a national holiday on 26th June 1870.

2. Christmas is an old English word and its short form is Christ’s Mass.

3. The Christmas song is Jingle Bells which was composed for Thanksgiving.

4. Charles Dickens wrote a Christmas Carol in six weeks in 1843

5. The famous ballet for Christmas is called Nutcracker.

6. The first state that officially recognizes Christmas as a holiday in Alabama.

7. The poinsettia is a symbolic Christmas flower. It was discovered by Joel Roberts Poinsett in Mexico. This plant was named after him. The flowers of this plant are yellow.

Christmas is the occasion to spread love and warmth.  The feelings of affection can be shared in any language, but it sounds good if you greet the people in their native language. So, to make Mary Christmas merrier, you need to translate your greetings into different languages.

How to Greet Merry Christmas in different languages

Due to digitalization, the use of social media and other online platforms are on the rise. They have made it easy to connect and greet people from all around the world despite their regional and cultural nuance. Now you can make friends, chat with them, share your emotions, feelings, and knowledge without the hindrance of language.

Some people are bilingual and some are monolingual. To greet the people in their native language, people are using translation software to translate their Christmas Greetings into multiple languages. Thus, if you are using Machine translation, just be aware of it because it will do a literal translation. Literal translation sometimes changes the entire meaning of your greetings and results in offensive and disrespectful meanings that can offend your family and friends. So, to translate Merry Christmas and New Year greetings into different languages, it is recommended not to use auto-translation software so that your warm greetings can reach the heart of people in the best way. 

How to Greet Merry Christmas in different languages

 

Yugoslavian Cestitamo Bozic 
Welsh

 

Nadolig Llawen
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Urdu Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Turkish Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Thai awadee Pee Mai / Souksan wan Christmas
Tamil Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Swedish God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År 
Sudanese Wilujeng Natal Sareng Warsa Enggal 
Spanish Feliz Navidad
Slovak Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Singhalese Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slovakian Sretan Bozic / Vesele vianoce
Serbian Hristos se rodi
Sardinian Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou 
Samoan La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Russian Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Romanian

 

Craciun Fericit
Romani Bachtalo krecunu Thaj Bachtalo Nevo Bers
Punjabi Nave sal di mubaraka
Portuguese Feliz Natal 
Polish Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Spanish – Peru Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
Pennsylvania German En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
Ojibwe Niibaa’ anami’egiizhigad & Aabita Biboon
Norwegian God Jul / Gledelig Jul
Navajo Merry Keshmish
Marathi Zul saryn bolon shine ony mend devshuulye
Maori Meri Kirihimete 
Maltese Nixtieklek Milied tajjeb u is-sena t-tabja!
(Malaysia) Selamat Hari Natal Bahasa 
Malagasy) Arahaba tratry ny Krismasy (
Macedonian) Streken Bozhik 
(Lithuanian) Linksmu Kaledu
Latvian Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!
Latin Natale hilare et Annum Faustum
Lao Souksan van Christmas 
Kurdish Seva piroz sahibe u sersala te piroz be 
Korean Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Javanese Sugeng Natal lan warsa enggal 
Japanese Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto 
Italian Buone Feste Natalizie 
Irish Nollaig Shona Dhuit / Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Iraqi Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Indonesian Selamat Hari Natal 
Igbo Ekelere m gi maka Keresimesi na ubochi izizi afo
Icelandic Gledileg Jol
Hungarian Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Hindi Baradin ki shubh kamnaaye
Hebrew Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimak
Gujarati Natal ni shub kaamnao & Saal Mubarak 
Greenlandic Juullimi Pilluarits
Greek Kala Christouyenna
German Froehliche Weihnachten
Georgian Gilotsavt Krist’es Shobas & Gilosavt akhal ts’els 
Gaelic Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr
Galician Bo nada
Gaelic Nollaig chridheil huibh
Gaddang Mangamgam Bawa a dawun sikua diaw amin
French Joyeux Noel 
Flemish Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
Finnish Hyvaa joulua
Filipino Maligayang Pasko
Fijian Me Nomuni na marau ni siga ni sucu dei na yabaki vou
Farsi Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Ethiopian Melkin Yelidet Beaal Amharic 
Estonian Ruumsaid juulup|hi
Inupik (Eskimo) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
Egyptian Colo sana wintom tiebeen
Dutch Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Dinka Miet puou yan dhiedh Banyda tene Yin
Dagbani Ni ti Burunya Chou & Mi ti yuun
Danish Glædelig Jul
Czech

Glædelig Jul (Danish)

Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Croatian Sretan Bozic
Corsican Bon Natale e Bon capu d’ annu
Cornish Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Columbia Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Mandarin Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Cantonese Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Spanish – Chile Feliz Navidad
Cherokee Danistayohihv & Aliheli’sdi Itse Udetiyvsadisv
Catalan Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou
Bulgarian Tchestita Koleda or Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Breton Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bengali Shubho borodin
Brazilian Feliz Natal 
Bohemian Vesele Vanoce
Belorussian Winshuyu sa Svyatkami i z Novym godam
Basque Zorionak eta Urte Berri On
Azeri Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Armenian Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Argentine Feliz Navidad 
Arabic Milad Majid
Apache Gozhqq Keshmish
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Afrikaans Geseënde Kerfees
Albanian Gézuar Krishlindjet Vitin e Ri!
Papiamento Bon Pasco
Yoruba E ku odun, e ku iye’dun
Trukese Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech
Sámi Buorrit Juovllat 
Occitan Pulit nadal e bona annado
Marathi Shub Naya Varsh
Manx Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Low Saxon Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar
Hausa Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara
Frisian Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier
Faroese Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar
Esperanto Gajan Kristnaskon
Dutch Zalig Kerstfeast
Choctaw Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
Cree Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Bicolano Maugmang Capascuhan asin Masaganang Ba-gong Taon
Bandang Mbung Mbung Krismie & Mbung Mbung Ngouh Suiie
Arawak Aba satho niw jari da’wisida bon
Arabic ’D Miilad Said ous Sana Saida
E gueti Wnchte & E glecklichs Nej Johr Alsatian

Wrapping Up

Christmas and New year season has started. Make your preparations and greet your loved ones in their native language, they will surely love it!

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